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Locally good people, management seemed distant, corporate is fragmented

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scott Air Force Base, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scott Air Force Base, IL

I worked at SAIC full-time (more than a year)

Pros

laid back local manager
benefits were decent
pay was above average for similar jobs in the area

Cons

annual raises were pretty skimpy
the company has had some big ethics issues lately
divisional management is distant and typically out of touch
tried to transfer within the company and received little to no help from management/HR with placement, ended up having to quit

Advice to ManagementAdvice

compress the management structure
focus more on your line level employees, management seems out of touch

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great experience.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People were great. The office was very nice and they seemed to be headed in a good direction overall.

    Cons

    Too much change at the top level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Be Careful of the Company you Keep

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    Former Employee - Scientist
    Former Employee - Scientist

    I worked at SAIC (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    SAIC was my introduction to the professional work world, and for four and a half good years, I worked with very smart people on some very challenging projects. I gained a lot of experience, and they supported me financially in getting a license required for my career.

    Cons

    Last year, SAIC announced Project Gemini, which would split the IT services off from, well, basically everything else SAIC does. We were told it was to help SAIC remain competitive, but I have my suspicions that it was done to limit liability from a few well-publicized mistakes. Now, the company never really treated my division and office fairly (i.e.- no holiday parties since 2008 for our division, didn't invite us or even inform us of the existence of a company picnic, small contracts prohibition), but that's when things started to go downhill. I worked in a division slated for BlueCo. Support for proposals and new ventures dried up, and it became harder and harder to maintain billable hours. Our perks, from decent health insurance and performance raises down to tissues in the supply room, evaporated one by one. My project and line manager tried to help out as much as they could, and I still worked with some pretty great people. But when the upper management actively sabotages your side of the company, it's only a matter of time before you can't stand it anymore and leave or get kicked out. And if you get kicked out, well, between the crummy insurance, low job security, nonexistent raises, and a career ladder where you advance by dead mens' shoes... it's probably a blessing.

    If you're interviewing with SAIC, be sure you ask which company you're working for. I've never worked for any divisions in WhiteCo, so I can't speak to that. But if you learn that you're working for a division that will be in BlueCo, I would think very carefully about the offer, and the company you'll be keeping.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to demand high ethical standards of your employees, you're going to have to behave more ethically toward them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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